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The Case for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Adoption of an Open-Source “Bounty” System for Reviewing Buisness Method and Software Patents, in Light of the Patent Infringement Battles Featuring the U.S. Financial Exchanges that Have Been Waged in Recent Years

In recent years, numerous patent industry experts and members of the public have been clamoring for reforms in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (“PTO’s”) patent examination procedures – particularly in the wake of the near shutdown of the BlackBe...

Nonpublic Information and California Tort Law: A Proposal for Harmonizing California’s Employee Mobility and Intellectual Property Regimes Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

California courts increasingly face the question whether the Uniform Trade Secrets Act preempts alternative tort claims alleging the misuse of nonpublic information. Analyzing that question requires a detailed analysis of California’s historical treatment of s...